What it's about:
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning, and when they think the worst may be over, it’s just getting started.
What we thought:
Cheesefest! That about perfectly sums up the earth-shattering hackneyed blockbuster 3D cliché that is San Andreas. But does that make it a bad thing? Not necessarily, because you know exactly what you are going to get. It's kinda like my relationship with McDonald's. I know its junk food but I still find myself every once in a blue moon queuing to grab a Big Mac. It’s not a fine dining experience but it does the trick!The movie is basically about a giant earthquake triggered by California's notorious San Andreas Fault. The action flick hits the ground running with a dramatic helicopter rescue that admittedly had me on the edge of my seat. A few scenes later the quake hits and all chaos erupts as the earth begins to crumble and all logic goes lost in a movie that tries very hard to make you shit your pants. I will admit there were a few scenes that made me grab my seat but not enough to make me feel like the world was about to end. Some scenes are so unrealistic that it borders on the absurd and the dramatic sub-plot that was supposed to show off a softer side of Dwayne Johnson is just cringeworthy. The talented Paul Giamatti seemed completely out of place in this CGI green screen environment but that's not nearly as random as Kylie Minogue’s little cameo appearance. The film ultimately fails to shake things up and is a mere tremor when compared to other disaster flicks. If you are absolutely set on watching this one then at least take a friend with you – you’re going to need someone to laugh with afterwards as you point out all the crazy.
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